March 4-5, 2010
2010 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference

Distinguished Lecture:

September 23, 2010
Learning for the Experience of Others
Bradley Efron

Executive Forums:

April 21 - 22, 2010
Supply Chain Executive Forum

Executive Masters in International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy (EMIL-SCS):

Class of 2011 set to begin Residence I in Atlanta, April 2010.

Class of 2010 will enter Residence V in March traveling to Mexico and Atlanta.

EMIL-SCS will begin accepting applications for the Class of 2012 in April 2010.

Executive Education:

Click here to view 2010 Executive Education Courses Catalog

February 2-4, 2010
Building the Lean Supply Chain Problem Solver

February 8-12, 2010
World-Class Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy (LIVE WEBCAST)

March 9-11, 2010
Building the Lean Supply Chain Professional

March 16-19, 2010
World-Class Warehousing And Material Handling

April 13-15, 2010
Building the Lean Supply Chain Leader

April 27-29, 2010
Supply Chain Reengineering

May 4-7, 2010
World-Class Inventory Planning and Management

June 8-10, 2010
Global Supply Chain Strategy

July 20-23, 2010
World-Class Transportation and Distribution

July 27-30, 2010
Supply Chain Management Technology

August 10-12, 2010
Building the Lean Supply Chain Problem Solver

August 17-20, 2010
Logistics Performance, Cost, and Value Measures


January 26, 2010
Rare Event Simulation for Many Server Queues
Jose Blanchet, Columbia University

February 9, 2010
Directed Regression
Ben Van Roy, Stanford University

February 18, 2010
Dynamic policies to learn and earn in a customized pricing context
Mike Harrison, Stanford University

February 23, 2010
OR Seminar
Yinyu Ye, Stanford University

March 2, 2010
Joint ACO/OR Colloquium
Gerard Cornuejols, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

March 16, 2010
Joint Statistics/OR Colloquium
Sheldon Ross, University of Southern California

April 6, 2010
OR Seminar
Adrian Lewis, Cornell University

For an updated listing of events, visit

School Chair:

Chelsea C. White III, Ph.D.
H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair and Professor and Schneider National Chair in Transportation Logistics

Associate Chairs:

R. Gary Parker, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Professor

Chen Zhou, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor

Harvey Donaldson
Associate Chair for Industry and International Programs, and Managing Director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute


ISyE E-news

January 2010


Institute News:

(USAToday) Georgia Tech is included as one of the 100 Best Value Colleges for 2010 according to the Princeton Review.
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( Children's Healthcare of Atlanta commits $75 million to research centers which will strengthen the system's relationships with Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Emory University.
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School News:

(Podcast) Haiti: Humanitarian Logistics -- In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, two of our experts in humanitarian logistics - Professors Julie Swann and Pinar Keskinocak - participated in a podcast hosted by Barry List of Operations Research: The Science of Better about the unique challenge of delivering relief to the troubled people of impoverished Haiti. >> Listen here

The GE Energy Senior Design team captured first place in the renowned end-of-the semester Senior Design Competition. During Senior Design, students are pushed to think outside the box as they adapt what they have learned in their classes to tackle a complex real world problem. >> Read More

ISyE's Advisory Board addressed international activities and outreach within the School during fall meeting. >> Read More

(Global Atlanta) Putting the 'Global' in GLOBALATLANTA: Our Travels in Costa Rica-- The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute consistently garners high marks in educational circles, but having heads of state thank the university for investing in their country is a higher and rarer honor enjoyed by the school this year. >> Read More

The 2010 EMIL-SCS class completed its fourth and much anticipated Latin American residence in early September, spending two weeks studying in Costa Rica, Panama and Brazil. >> Read More

The 2009 EMIL-SCS class, which graduated in August of 2009, made full use of the program's resources in designing and completing their global projects, extending beyond their current scope of responsibility and realizing significant savings for their companies. >> Read More

View a PDF of the Transportation Logistics issue of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the alumni magazine for the Stewart School of ISyE(2.6 MB) >> Download


Research News:

ISyE team works with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to explore opportunities for improving patient care for critically ill children. >> Read More

New York Times highlights Professor Valerie Thomas's work "WASTE TRACKING" in "THE 9TH ANNUAL YEAR IN IDEAS." >> Read More

Logistics Viewpoints highlights 3PL study authored by Professor John Langley in "What is the State of the 3PL Industry?" >> Read More

Avionics highlights Professor Nagi Gebraeel's work in "Aircraft Talking: Engineers are devising new ways of monitoring the health and predicting the longevity of aircraft mechanical, avionics systems to prevent failures." >> Read More


Faculty News:

Ming Yuan was awarded a NSF CAREER Award for his exemplary work in sparse modeling and estimation with high-dimensional data. >> Read More

Pinar Keskinocak has been appointed Health Systems Institute (HSI) associate director for research. As associate director, she will develop the research mission and programs, will play a significant role in shaping HSI's research agenda, and will serve as the faculty coordinator for the Master's degree program in Health Systems. >> Read More

C. F. Jeff Wu was elected INFORMS Fellow for his work developing statistical methodologies and novel applications to engineering and for leadership making statistical methods and thinking popular in engineering. >> Read More

Several ISyE faculty and students were honored this year at the 2009 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual meeting held in October in San Diego. >> Read More

Jianjun Shi, the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair at the Stewart School of ISyE and core faculty member in the newly formed System Informatics and Control group, was invited to give two keynote addresses - one in Beijing and one in the UK. >> Read More

In Memory: Cecil Gray Johnson, ISyE Professor Emeritus >> Read More


Alumni News:

Three graduates of the Stewart School of ISyE (Richard Guthman Jr, Willis Potts, and Bird Blitch) are recipients of the 2010 Gold & White Honors, awards that the Alumni Association gives in recognition for outstanding contributions on campus, in communities, and to humanity. >> Read More

The AJC featured Mike Duke in "WAL-MART CEO'S Journey Began in Georgia." >> Read More

Ramona Marsalis Hill, ISyE 1983, has been appointed to the position of Associate Provost, Graduate and Continuing Studies, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

Mickey Smith, BS 1976, CEO of Oak Hill Hospital, has been elected to the Board of the Medical Group Management Association.

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